Posts Tagged ‘Apple’

Apple reveals the most common reasons for rejecting apps

September 3rd, 2014, posted in Mobile

Common App Rejections

Apple is such an opaque company that even app developers can be left out in the cold, wondering why their app was rejected from the app store. Thankfully, the company does have some sympathy for those dejected coders, which is why it’s published a list (in full) of the most common reasons their digital magnum opus failed to pass muster.

There’s a trademark for that – and Apple now owns it!

October 14th, 2010, posted in Oldies

Company granted exclusive rights to ‘there’s an app for that’ marketing slogan

Not long after launching its App Store for the iPhone and iPod Touch in July 2008, Apple began turning its “There’s an app for that” marketing slogan into a geek catchphrase, dryly worked into party conversations and adapted by thousands of bloggers looking for a clever pop-culture reference.


Apple sells 2 million iPads in under two months

June 5th, 2010, posted in Oldies


Apple has now sold more than two million iPad tablets, it said Monday, less than two months after the iPad’s April 3 U.S. launch.

Apple patches critical flaws in iPhone, iPod Touch

April 30th, 2010, posted in Oldies

Apple today patched five vulnerabilities in the iPhone’s operating system, including one in a password-locking feature that’s required attention before.

Apple makes $208 on each $499 iPad

February 5th, 2010, posted in Oldies

The new iPad tablet priced at $499 actually runs Apple about $270 in materials and manufacturing costs, a Wall Street analyst said today.

According to a bill of materials (BOM) analysis by Brian Marshall of BroadPoint AmTech, the cost of goods inside Apple ‘s 16GB WiFi-only iPad totals $270.50. That figure includes a $10 line item dedicated to manufacturing, but doesn’t include another $20 set aside for under-warranty service costs. Adding the latter makes Marshall’s bottom-line total $290.50.

Quiz: What were the first products from today’s biggest tech companies?

February 2nd, 2010, posted in Oldies

Network Times — The world’s largest technology companies – Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, AT&T, Apple, Intel – are well established in their various business niches, such as network routers, software, information services, computing devices and chips. But when they first started up in their apocryphal garages, basements or dorm rooms, what were the first products out the doors? We’ll supply the company name, you supply the product. Keep track of your right answers and we’ll grade you at the end.

Google’s 10 toughest rivals

January 9th, 2010, posted in Oldies

The biggest tech industry news story of the decade was undoubtedly the dramatic rise of Google. But will the search and online advertising juggernaut continue its dominance over the Internet economy in 2010? Not if the tech companies on our list can help it.

Until now, Google’s biggest frenemies were the traditional media: newspapers, magazines and TV stations that create online content Google searches and that buy online advertising from Google. But as its portfolio has grown to encompass more than 150 products — including free, hosted versions of popular software applications — Google has attracted an array of tech industry competitors.

Google’s rivalry with tech firms is likely to get more intense in 2010. In Google, tech firms are up against the Internet’s most-trafficked Web site and a money-making machine. Google is poised to rack up more than $23 billion in revenues in 2009, with margins over 30%. With its huge cash reserves, Google has money to buy innovative start-ups — including recent purchases of On2, ReCAPTCHA and AdMob — to keep itself at the cutting edge.

Here’s our list of 10 tech vendors that are likely to shape up as Google’s biggest rivals in the year ahead and the areas in which they will compete hardest:

The other war between Apple and Google

January 8th, 2010, posted in Oldies


There are two fronts in the increasingly bitter war being fought between Apple (AAPL) and Google (GOOG). And while the contest between the iPhone and Google’s Nexus One (and other Android phones) is getting most of the ink, it’s the apps battle that comes with the biggest stakes.